Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding air and water pollution caused by Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Panipat Refinery, Haryana, 15/11/2018

  • 15/11/2018

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Satpal Singh, Sarpanch, Gram Panchayat Singhpura Sithna, Panipat Vs Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Panipat Refinery dated 15/11/2018 regarding air and water pollution caused by Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Panipat Refinery, Panipat, Haryana around villages Bohli Dadlana, Sithana, Panipat. This has created diseases affecting large number of people. The analyzers to measure carbon monoxide (CO), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and carbon dioxide (CO2), etc. are not functioning since 2010 and such values are not being recorded. Refinery is also polluting the water by discharging effluents in the forest, affecting the quality of water in the area.

National Green Tribunal directs a joint team comprising representatives of Central Pollution Control Board, Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) and Deputy Commissioner, Panipat to visit the site and furnish an action taken report. The team may monitor ambient air and start monitoring at various locations in the vicinity besides taking water samples in the area.

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